At Least 1 NHL Game
Shawn Simpson had a strong junior career in the OHL. The Washington Capitals made him the first goalie selected in the 1986 NHL entry draft. In 1987 he represented Canada at the World Junior Championships.
April 23, 1990 the Washington Capitals were playing the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Don Beaupre was injured three minutes into the game and forced to leave. Mike Liut took over the net but the Capitals were left scrambling to find another backup goalie. They called in Simpson, who was the third string goalie for Washington's AHL team in Baltimore. At the time Baltimore was playing a playoff game and Simpson was acting as colour commentator for the radio broadcast, a job he was known to adopt when he didn't dress. Simpson quickly made his way down the highway and got to the NHL game in time to sit on the bench for the third period.
Simpson spent many years working in the Capitals organization after he retired from playing. He rose up the ranks to Director of Hockey Operations. After leaving the Capitals he worked for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a pro scout, a position he held until 2008. He currently works as an on-air personality with TSN radio.
- Wore #30 with Washington Capitals
Career stats from hockeydb.com
Born -- Gloucester, ONT
Height 5.11 -- Weight 155
|RS Scoring||RS Goalie Stats||PO Scoring|
|1985-86||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||42||0||6||2233||219||5||1||5.88||10||26||1||1165||0.842||-||-||-|
|1986-87||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||46||2||15||2673||184||2||0||4.13||4||1||0|
|1987-88||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||57||2||20||3214||234||1||2||4.37||6||0||0|